As some of you might remember from November 2012, I explained how I picked my NaNo novel based on the thought of creating a production-line of sorts.
The plan is simple: Write all the current ideas in my mind. Stay in draft mode for as long as possible. Then move into edit mode and stay there for as long as possible.
My reasoning is that this way, I’ll eventually get to a point where I have a finished novel to query while having a whole line-up of novels to edit at the same time.
Simple, yes. Except for one thing. The way my creative mind works involves lots of pauses while it sifts through its thoughts.
Like now. I know what I want to happen in my current rough draft, but for some reason, I just don’t feel like writing. It’s actually a bit worse than that, although I don’t know how to put it in words.
Suffice it to say, something’s telling me to give this WiP a break.
But if I do, will I get back to it in time for me to fit it into the production line?
My gut says yes. My brain is wondering.
On the other hand, I know that it’s wise to give this one a break. I’ve spent years on the book before it and I’m querying that one as we speak. Maybe I should just relax and go with the flow.
Except I know it will be much better to have the sequel drafted by the time book 1 is out, which might be much sooner than I thought.
As I write this, however, I can feel a knot forming somewhere in my thoughts. I don’t know what it is, exactly, but if I force myself to continue with the story, I’ll be adding to the problem.
Guess that means I’m moving onto something else. Maybe for a day. Maybe longer.
Wonder which story I’ll move to now.
Anyone else hit upon snags without knowing what they are? What do you do?